Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, Apr-Jun, Jul-Aug.
Foodplant: Aspen, poplars and willows.
|Year first recorded||1905||2007||1982||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2007||2011||2011|
|Number of records||1828||1||184||4026|
|Number of individuals||2653||4||275||5864|
For the region, we have a total of 4026 records from 476 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species that is widespread in England and Wales, but local in Scotland, the larva feeding on sallow and willow (Salix spp.) and poplar (Populus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is common in damp areas where sallow abounds, and becomes less common as habitats become drier. The peak of the second brood is, on average, more than twice as large as the peak of the first brood.